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Jun 18 2021
Sediment is a pollutant that is displaced by rain and carried as storm water runoff to our rivers and streams. Construction sites strip the topsoil…
Jun 11 2021
The storm water industry in California needs a software application that will easily determine the soil loss (erosion) to compare pre-construction…
Jun 4 2021
As climate change intensifies, the United States has been battered by an increasing number of natural disasters. These disasters have extracted a…
Jun 2 2021
With the arrival of the 2021 hurricane season, FEMA Media Branch Chief Michael R. Hart shares insight into how to prepare, FEMA resources and more.…
Jun 2 2021
The Buffalo Creek Reservoir in the Lake County Forest Preserves (LCFPD) north of Chicago near Buffalo Grove, Illinois, has a fresh, new look and feel…
erosion control
Increasingly intense weather events are pressuring communities to address coastal erosion.
Jun 1 2021
The time to protect our coasts is now. Increasingly intense storm events and flooding concerns are putting pressure on coastal communities and…
biorention basin
The benefactors of funding are stakeholders and community members, who in this article, reap the benefits of green infrastructure in their neighborhoods.
Jun 1 2021
Storm water runoff and its impacts to communities nationwide, as a result of flooding events, drainage issues and increased pollution of local and…
Jun 1 2021
Half of the world's population lives in urban areas, and it is expected that by 2050 that figure will rise to above two-thirds. Cities have paved…
Jun 1 2021
You know how the classic arcade game goes. A mole comes out from the hole, and you try to hit it quickly back down with your hammer so you can get to…
commercial water
The Ironbound area lies in a topographic depression that was developed with an approximate impervious coverage of 70%.
Jun 1 2021
Deep in the heart of New Jersey lies “The Ironbound” community, a working-class, multi-cultural neighborhood. Encompassing four square miles of the…
storm water development
The landscape is designed as a wetland and riparian ecosystem. Image Credit: Lamar Johnson Collaborative
Jun 1 2021
Whether you are driving into or out of Chicago on the Kennedy Expressway, it is nearly impossible to miss the large Morton Salt sign atop an…
rainwater-harvesting
Environmental scientist Dave Joyner is in the middle of a cost-sharing project with the Virginia Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts.
Jun 1 2021
Down around the brackish waters of the Commonwealth of Virginia where the Chesapeake Bay merges into the Atlantic Ocean, there is a sense of water,…
Katie Johns, managing editor
Katie Johns, managing editor
Jun 1 2021
In April, there was a pipe leaking in my apartment building. Because of that, myself and the other tenants were asked to not use our kitchen sinks…
Jenn Swart
Jenn Swart, public affairs representative for Water Replenishment District
Jun 1 2021
The Water Replenishment District (WRD) has a longstanding commitment to water education. This is exemplified at the Albert Robles Center for Water…
May 28 2021
The California Department of Transporation (Caltrans) has developed a comprehensive storm water compliance program under their statewide NPDES Permit…
May 21 2021
As flooding events around the world grow more intense and frequent, communities looking to better manage their water resources are exploring new…
May 19 2021
The latest news and updates on the 2021 hurricane season and how storms are affecting the storm water industry. The official Atlantic hurricane…
May 14 2021
When William H. Natcher Parkway became I-165, more was needed than just widening the road – a completely new edge drain that ran for nearly 90 miles…
May 6 2021
Geospatial technologies enable local governments to build virtual maps of their cities and counties for a wide range of applications, including…
Apr 30 2021
Moving dirt around is a big component of any construction project, and that’s no different for an I-40 highway widening job in Raleigh. When complete…
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